Homer Simpson 'Inducted' Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Homer Simpson 'Inducted' Into Baseball Hall of Fame
Homer Simpson was "inducted" into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York Saturday during a ceremony that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the classic The Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat."

The episode, which aired in February 1992, featured guest appearances by Mlb all-stars like Ozzie Smith, Ken Griffey Jr., Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly and Jose Canseco; Now Hall of Famers in their own right, Boggs and Smith were on hand to welcome Simpson in the Hall.

Steve Sax, a five-time all-star who also appeared on "Homer at the Bat,
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Homer Simpson To Be ‘Inducted’ Into Baseball Hall Of Fame On Saturday

Homer Simpson will be “inducted” into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Cooperstown, New York. This comes 25 years after the “Homer at the Bat” episode of The Simpsons aired on Fox. “Homer at the Bat” aired on Feb. 20, 1992, and featured the voices of baseball stars Ken Griffey Jr., Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith, Don Mattingly, Roger Clemens, […]
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Anthony Anderson Celebrity Golf Classic Set for Palm Desert

Anthony Anderson is headed to the desert.

The Black-ish star will host his 1st annual Anthony Anderson Celebrity Golf Classic May 21-22 in Palm Desert, Calif. The charity tournament — set for Bighorn Resort and produced by Hammond Entertainment — will benefit the American Diabetes Association, Los Angeles Mission and Boys & Girls Club of America.

Already confirmed to join Anderson at his golf outing are celebrity guests Don Cheadle, George Lopez, Ken Griffey Jr., Beverly Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Reggie Theus and Cedric the Entertainer.

“The primary mission for the Anthony Anderson Celebrity Golf Classic is to benefit non-profit organizations that...
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Mlb The Show 17 Gets Retro Mode For Complete Throwback Experience

About a month ago, we found out that the legendary Ken Griffey Jr. would adorn the cover of Mlb The Show 17. At today’s PlayStation Experience showcase though, we learnt that the presence of the Hall of Famer isn’t the only throwback found in the game.

At the tail end of the new trailer for Mlb The Show 17, we caught a glimpse of the brand new Retro Mode. Inspired by old-school baseball titles, Retro Mode is a simplistic take on America’s pastime. Players are free to move around the batter’s box and pitcher’s mound as they please, and the mode is oozing with retro style.

As for the rest of the trailer, there were some interesting new features on display. Enhanced stats are being added to The Show 17, such as individual baserunning metrics, new animations for players and additional retro ballparks. The biggest addition, though, appeared
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Ken Griffey Jr. Will Adorn The Cover Of Mlb The Show 17

After the series spotlighted athletes such as Josh Donaldson and Adrian Gonzalez for past entries, Mlb The Show 17 will pull from baseball’s past for cover duties next year. Seattle Mariner and Cincinnati Reds legend Ken Griffey Jr. will adorn the cover of 2017’s release, Sony announced today.

For those who grew up watching baseball in the 1990’s, Ken Griffey Jr. is one of the most imitated, and celebrated athletes of all time. A 13-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove winner and masher of 630 home runs, The Kid is an excellent choice for the cover of Mlb The Show 17. This is just another accolade for the legend, as 2016 also saw him go into the Baseball Hall of Fame. For those that follow that process, you’ll know that this is no small feat.

As for the game itself, Sony has not revealed full specs for the title yet. While we wait for those details to arrive,
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NFL Legend Thurman Thomas -- Super Bowl Teammates Reunite For Surprise 50th Birthday

  • TMZ
Jim KellyBruce Smith and a gang of Buffalo Bills royalty traveled to Mexico ... all to surprise their former teammate, Hof running back Thurman Thomas ... on his 50th birthday. TMZ Sports spoke to Thurman's wife, Patti Thomas, who says she surprised T.T. with a 5 day Mexican vacation. She invited 70 of his closest friends ... including Bills legends Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, and Cornelius Bennett. Oh yeah, Ken Griffey Jr. was there too. Among the festivities
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Lenny Dykstra's Son -- Sorry, Dad ... You're Not a Hall of Famer (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_73v2kh9t"]] File this one under: Kid's Say The Darndest Things. Lenny Dykstra's son Cutter must be a summa cum laude graduate of Keepin' It Real University ... and not even family is immune to his straight talk. Cutter was leaving The Nice Guy in Hollywood with his wife -- Jamie-Lynn Sigler -- when we asked if he thought his dad should join Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza in Cooperstown. Check out the clip -- pretty
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So, What’s the Deal With Mustache McGee, Who Weirds Up Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s ‘Downtown’?

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So, What’s the Deal With Mustache McGee, Who Weirds Up Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s ‘Downtown’?
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's latest hit, "Downtown," and its accompanying video raise a few questions: Are mopeds cool? Is the future of pop a line of slick, "Uptown Funk"–esque throwbacks? Is Ken Griffey Jr. an ageless being? Where have Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Kool Moe Dee been all these years? And who the hell is that mustached weirdo who steals the show at the chorus? The answers: never, let’s hope not, definitely, keeping it old-school, and Eric Nally, best known as the leader of Ohio rockers Foxy Shazam. Though Foxy Shazam started as a post-hard-core affair in 2004 — think the Blood Brothers performing West Side Story and you're in the right ballpark — Foxy slowly evolved into more of a rock-radio act with a wild (and wildly offensive) minor hit about "the biggest black ass,” 2012’s "I Like It.” By that point, Nally had earned a reputation as
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Your Gif Guide to Macklemore’s Bonkers, Broadway-Inspired ‘Downtown’ Video

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Your Gif Guide to Macklemore’s Bonkers, Broadway-Inspired ‘Downtown’ Video
Macklemore cemented his return to radio ubiquity this morning with his latest single, "Downtown," featuring hip-hop veterans Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, and Melle Mel, along with Foxy Shazam front man (and Freddie Mercury doppelgänger) Eric Nally. It's as much a sequel to the duo's breakthrough "Thrift Shop" (except Macklemore's traded in his fur coat for a moped) as it is to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' throwback "Uptown Funk." For the "Downtown" video, Mack pulled out all the stops, re-creating West Side Story in his unofficial Broadway debut. There's choreography! And a Ken Griffey Jr. cameo? The whole elaborate production's overflowing with future memes that deserve a double take. Relive all the video's zaniest moments on loop in our Gif recap below. We begin with a strut. Oh, what a strut. They strut all the way to the moped store, where Mack scores a bike for $800. This is
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Ken Griffey Jr. -- Something's Fishy ... In New Macklemore Video

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So, when Macklemore throws "fish to a player" in his brand new music video ... turns out the "player" who catches it is none other than The Kid himself, Ken Griffey Jr.  Griffey has a super brief cameo is the new Macklemore video "Downtown" -- wearing his old Seattle Mariners uniform. Of course, Macklemore's from Seattle ... loves Seattle ... and with Griffey's history with the city, it's really not That big of a surprise he's in the video.
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'Antiques Roadshow' -- 1870s Baseball Cards Found In NYC ... Worth $1 Million!

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Screw your 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card ... an old woman from Boston just learned her family's been sitting on a Million Dollar baseball card stash for more than 100 years! The woman -- who has not revealed her name -- went on PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" with a bunch of cards and memorabilia she inherited from her great-great-grandmother.  Turns out,  the booty was a collection of ultra-rare baseball cards featuring the 1871 Boston Red Stockings. The
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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 2 - HitFix Picks

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 2 - HitFix Picks
[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Picking episodes for Day 1 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon was relatively easy. Yes, "The Simpsons" was quite fine right off the bat and it only improved as the show moved into its second season, but the fans here at HitFix were able to cobble together a clear list of favorites without any hugely disappointing exclusions. Day 2 was far more difficult. We have five participants picking episodes here and we each snagged two favorites for the day, which stretches from "Bart's Dog Gets an F" through to "Last Exit to Springfield," or from Episode 29 through Episode 76. I think we represented many of the best episodes from this fertile early period, but if I had been about to select four or five, I could have easily done it. My greatest regret is that we didn't have room for "Selma's Choice," which has possibly my favorite opening of the entire series --
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Ken Griffey Sr. -- Family Smack Talk ... 'He's Got HRs, I Got Rings!'

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Nothin' wrong with some friendly father/son trash talk -- just ask Ken Griffey Sr., who took a shot at his famous son yesterday ... and hit him where it hurts.  The 64-year-old Cincinnati Reds legend was at an event for National Hot Dog Day (seriously) in Washington D.C. yesterday when we asked what it was like having a famous son with the same name. That's when Senior took a dig at "The Kid" -- telling TMZ Sports,
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Nickelodeon Unveils Kids’ Choice Sports Awards; Sets Four New Series For 2014-15

Updated: Nickelodeon announced today it is expanding its 26-year-old Kids’ Choice Awards franchise to include the world of sports, and will debut four new preschool series as part of its 2014-2015 slate. The inaugural Kids Sports Choice 2014 will honor kids’ favorite athletes, teams and sports moments from the year. It’s set for July 17 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion with Michael Strahan as host. The event will also feature a daring, slime-filled sports stunt performed on a star athlete’s home turf, a special halftime live musical performance and top athletes competing outside their sports realm for a Kcs, according to Nickelodeon. A Kids’ Choice Sports council consisting of influencers in the sporting world will lend their expertise and experience to help inform the awards show, consult on the nominee process and give feedback on categories. Members of the committee include: Baron Davis, Ken Griffey Jr., Lisa Leslie, Cal Ripken Jr.,
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Seattle Mariners Exec: Nintendo Has "No Plans" to Sell Stake in Team

In addition to running Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 85, was widely credited with saving the Seattle Mariners when he bought a controlling stake of the baseball team in 1992. The Mariners then enjoyed popularity in the ‘90s behind Ken Griffey Jr. and in the early ’00s behind fellow Japanese countryman Ichiro Suzuki, but the franchise has struggled in recent years, prompting questions of whether Nintendo of America, whom Yamauchi placed the team’s control under in 2004, would look to sell their stake now that the gaming visionary has passed on. According to...
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Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame

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Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday (Aug. 10). Standing before a cheering and sold-out crowd at the team's Safeco Field, one of the team's all-time greatest players was welcomed back with open arms.

He had been missed, after all. And Mariners fans celebrate what they miss.

To understand the rapturous welcome Griffey received in Seattle when he -- along with six other Mariner greats -- made the Hall of Fame, you have to know something about baseball in that city: The Mariners get a lot of love, even when it's not deserved.

And they don't deserve it very often. When Ken Griffey Jr. made his Major League debut on the 1989 team, they needed a star. That's what the Mariners got. Quickly the standout on the team, Griffey would go on to hit 417 home runs (out of 630 in his career) for the Mariners. He
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)

1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.

Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.

Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)

1. Scrunchies

2. "The Wild Thornberries"

3. Dawson and Joey

4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"

5. Mr. Feeny

7. MTV playing music videos

8. Snick

9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"

10. Levar Burton

11. "Daria"

12. "Arthur"

13. "The Powerpuff Girls"

14. "Smart Guy"

15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings

16. "The X-Files"

17. Rosie O'Donnell

18. Bill Nye

19. "Dawson's Creek"

20. The Mighty Ducks"

21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"

22. Cornholio

23. Rachel Green

24. Tim Allen

25. "All That"

26. "Beverly Hills 90210"

27. "Step by Step"

28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"

29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"

30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Flashback Friday: Guess The Future Baller!

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This young baseball player grew up to excel in another sport -- football!Yep, that a young Reggie Bush!"Baseball was my first love. Wanted to be like Ken Griffey Jr. growing up! If only I knew then… " the NFL pro tweeted with the old-school pic. Reggie would go on to be a standout running back at USC -- winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005 (he later had to forfeit it after the Ncaa learned he received improper benefits).In 2010, Reggie won a Super Bowl title with the Detroit Lions. But in the world of entertainment, Reggie is best known for his on-off relationship with Kim Kardashian.After they split for the last time in 2010, he dated Kim lookalike Melissa Molinaro, and recently had a baby with his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan.Daughter Briseis was born on May 6th.To see even more stars before they became famous, click on the "Launch Gallery" link above!
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Photos: Wild Parties, Fancy Hats And Stars Make Kentucky Derby Scene

The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby won't last much longer than two minutes, but the party at Churchill Downs is an all-day affair.

Fans lined up early on Saturday morning outside the famed track in Louisville, braving the rain and enduring the security lines. Whether heading to Millionaires Row or to the raucous party in the infield, the scene at the Kentucky Derby has something for everyone, provided you like mint juleps.

As usual, the Kentucky Derby has brought out big names and even bigger hats. Aside from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, who is a partial owner of one of the horses in the field, the world of sports was well represented. Julius Erving, Ken Griffey Jr. and Warren Moon were among some of the high-profile athletes photographed arriving. They were joined by Hollywood celebs, musicians, models and Miss American 2013 Mallory Hagan.

The reaction to the rain among
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25 Things I Learned From Sports Video Games

EA Sports recently announced that the next Madden game will feature realistic concussions with more severe consequences in an effort to raise concussion awareness and educate kids about head trauma. Personally, I think this is a great move, because if kids nowadays are anything like me, they’ll learn everything there is to know about sports from sports video games. Here are 25 Crucial Lessons I Learned From Playing Sports Video Games: 1. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! taught me that when your corner guy gives you faster advice, your body heals (but only once). 2. NFL Blitz taught me that elbow-dropping an already-tackled running back after the play is a fun and insignificant thing to do. 3. NBA Jam taught me that when you set a net on fire, you can goaltend. 4. Tecmo Bowl taught me that when the defense calls the right play, your O-linemen give up on life. 5. Nhlpa ’93 taught me that
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